It’s vital to give a good first impression when it comes to your home, whether you’re entertaining guests or showing around potential buyers. If you’re planning to update the look of your house, the best place to start is at the beginning – by fitting a brand new external gate. As we know, gates are used to a variety of different ends. The purpose of yours could be to serve as a point of entry from the street into your front or back yard – in which case it might be the first thing seen by visitors and the image you come home to every day after work – or you might wish to use it to divide sections of your garden. Whatever the reason behind your decision to purchase a new gate, the right design can provide you, your family and your friends with the perfect way to make an entrance. Here are a few reasons why searching for a new gate should be at the top of the list for your home makeover drive.

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Your home should feel like your own personal space, a haven to which you can escape after a hard day. An attractive new gate can act as a divider between your nest and the outside world without appearing austere or utilitarian, whether you wish to sit and read on your front lawn or cosy up on a sofa in the sitting room.

A Fresh Look

Sometimes, you just feel like a change. Whether you’ve lived in your home for a year or for fifty, there’s nothing wrong with wanting a new splash of colour or a something a little different to keep things interesting now and then. Whether you’re adding to your garden or updating the entire front of your house, installing a new gate can make for an obvious and exciting alteration.


Gates can provide security in a number of ways. Physically, they present a solid barrier to anyone trying to enter your space, whether that be due to the strength of the materials used, the quality of lock installed, the height of the structure, or a combination of all three. They can also prove a psychological deterrent, an obstacle in front of your home that serves to obscure the front of your property and dissuade potential trespassers.


With any number of shapes and sizes of gate available, you can afford to take your time deciding on the style that is perfect for you. For a more rustic look, a simple rectangular pine ledged and braced gate works wonders, or, if you prefer a more delicate or elegant design, you can opt for an arched top. It’s incredibly easy to get hold of any number of wood finishes and varnishes, or, to inject a little bold colour into the front of your property or your garden, you can paint your gate in whatever colour you choose. There are thousands of possibilities.

These are just a few of the reasons to replace your old external gate, or to get one fitted for the first time. Wonkee Donkee XL Joinery specialise in internal and external doors and gates. If you want to know more about the designs available to you or ask for further information, simply get in touch via 01938 557733 between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday, or visit Their website also features a comprehensive knowledge base to help you get to grips with the fundamentals of choosing and fitting your perfect door or gate, so you’ll never find yourself stranded without assistance or advice.